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Hidden History of Columbia County, New York Allison Guertin Marchese

Hidden History of Columbia County, New York

Allison Guertin Marchese

Published May 13th 2014
ISBN : 9781625849267
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144 pages
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Bordered by the Hudson River and the Berkshire Mountains, Columbia County is part of the famously picturesque Hudson Valley region. But look beyond the rolling hills to discover the secrets of Columbia County. A mastodon tooth rolled down a farmersMoreBordered by the Hudson River and the Berkshire Mountains, Columbia County is part of the famously picturesque Hudson Valley region. But look beyond the rolling hills to discover the secrets of Columbia County. A mastodon tooth rolled down a farmers hill in Claverack, changing the worlds understanding of prehistoric times. President Martin Van Buren lost his wife, Hannah, in Kinderhook and hardly mentioned her again. Hudsons gallows were the scene of New Yorks last hanging, as hundreds of ticketholders looked on. Outcasts called Pondshiners hid in the hills of Taghkanic, and the only sign of their existence are the fantastic baskets they made. Join local author Allison Guertin Marchese as she explores these little-known stories of people and places, deeply woven into the history of Columbia County, New York.